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#1 Dutchie32 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 06:47 AM

Hey guys I believe my tractor is a 1054 or 1050.  The right wheel has a slight wobble to it.  Can I just tighten the nut that has the cotter pin through it after I remove the pin?  Very new to this stuff so just wanted some feedback as to best course of action.  Its the right rear tire (the one with the free wheel pin in it).  It wobbles a bit if I grab the tire and shake it side to side.  I believe the centre nut is a 1 1/8 inch nut.

 

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 06:49 AM

This is the wheel I speak of...

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 07:14 AM

Most likely your hub bushing has become worn.

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I have those here if you need them

 

Here's the parts breakdown http://gardentractor...-parts-catalog/

 

The nuts on the end are for adjusting your rear axle end play which you may also want to attend to:

 

http://gardentractor...lay-adjustment/



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 07:19 AM

Welcome to GTT. Relax and enjoy the site. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 09:21 AM

I dont see hub bushing on the parts list for that side of the axle...i see cotter pin and 2 washers  and bronze bearing...Can you explain further?

 

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 09:24 AM

I dont see hub bushing on the parts list for that side of the axle...i see cotter pin and 2 washers  and bronze bearing...Can you explain further?

 

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 10:53 AM

So you figure thats whats causing the wobble?  Are they easy to install?  Do you have instructions on it and what are they worth by chance?  You ship to Ontario?

 

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 10:56 AM

Or where are you located as I'm fairly close to Buffalo...



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Oh and is it ok to operate for now as it is with the slight wobble to the rear right tire?

 

Thanks again as everyone on this site seems very helpful and knowledgeable!  Was just going to get a normal lawn tractor but wanted something with character even if it does come with some headache!



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 11:18 AM

I'd check that big nut as well as the bushing. Have you tightened the wheel lug nuts?  To me the bushing wouldn't make the wheel wobble. The play would be in the whole axle assembly not just in the wheel/hub which would feel different when you grabbed the wheel and tried to move it. I bought a JD 317 and both hub nuts were loose. Someone hadn't realized there were multiple holes for the cotter pins I guess. I tightened the nut to the correct hole for the pin and the wobble was gone.


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Posted April 24, 2014 - 11:22 AM

Ya I was wondering if it was ok to just try tightening the big centre nut on the right wheel first.  Was not sure if that might affect end play though as thats the same nut you use to adjust end play.  Ya all the lug nuts are tight.



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 11:24 AM

So I'm thinking to start I may just take out the cotter pin and try to tighten that centre hub nut and see if that works.  Will also have to do the end play adjustment I think too.



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 02:33 PM

Welcome to GTT.  There is a lot of knowledge on here.

 

Brian is right.  The Bronze bushing IS the cause of wobble.  Tightening the castle nut will not remedy the wobble.  It may mask it but the bushing needs to be replaced.

 

I would not run it to long with the wobble, it will cause further damage if it goes to long.  It is not a hard job.  The bushings are available from Brian or eBay. 

 

There are several threads on here about replacing the bushings.

 

Good luck.



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 03:47 PM

I am having trouble finding instructions on  how to replace bronze wheel bushings/bearings for rear right wheel on 1054

 

help pls!



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 04:09 PM

*Do not tighten the axle nuts to try and stop they play*

Those nuts are for the rear axle endplay only and you will cause damage to your transmission if you just randomly tighten those nuts.

Proper adjustments for end play can be found in my link above.

 

There should be some threads of people installing and removing bushings.....

Its pretty common for these to wobble after 40 years of service, I guess you could run them for a while as long as the bronze is not too far worn to be eating into your cast wheel hubs.


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